Newspaper Stories from
Anderson County, South Carolina

Headquarters Mil. Post of Anderson
Anderson So. Ca.
July 21, 1866

Lieut. Col. H. W. Smith
Asst. Adjt. General
Hdqrs. First Separate Brigade
Charleston, So. Ca.

Colonel,

I have the honor to state, that while on my way to Abbeville, July 20th, 1866 I learned of a horrible murder that had been committed on the morning of July 19, 1866 at Cokesbury, Abbeville District, by a desperate and ruffianly character by name of Reuben Golding of Abbeville. While at Abbeville I learned that this man has always borne a bad character and was much dreaded by the people of the neighborhood, he having shot three persons at different times since the close of the Rebellion. It is known that he left Abbeville on the morning of the 19th inst. heavily armed, that is, with a double barrel shot gun and pistol, with the intention of visiting Cokesbury, and I have heard, for the purpose of shooting a Negro, the name of whom I could not learn.

While at Cokesbury, he deliberately, and without provocation, as plenty can testify, shot a Negro by name of A. Payton, who, from the effects of said shot, died that evening. This Negro always bore a good character in this neighborhood and has always been free. He has been absent in Canada and New York for the last five or six years, and at this time was returning to his home at Anderson. After shooting this Negro, Golding left town and was pursued by several Citizens of the place. The people of the County are naturally shocked at the brutal murder, and consider it a great disgrace and are mortified that it has taken place. The Governor of the State has issued a reward of $250 for his arrest, the prospects of which are very good.

If I had but a few Cavalrymen I should immediately make pursuit, but with Infantry it is needless. I learn that he has crossed the Savannah River opposite Abbeville and gone into Georgia, somewhere in the vicinity of Washington. Several parties are now on his track and will no doubt soon arrest him.

I am Colonel
Very Respectfully
Your Obedt. Servt.
Chas. Snyder
1st Lieut. 8th Infty.
Comdg. Post


William Wilson Executed at Anderson for Murdering his Wife
"The State" - October 8, 1892

Anderson, Oct 7 - William Wilson was hanged her today at 11:10 a.m. for the murder of his wife last spring.  His neck was broken.  He made a long rambling talk on the gallows, but it had not point to it.  He was very nervous and almost broke down on the scaffold.  The jail was guarded by the local military company, a cordon of pickets being on duty to keep the curious crowd off.
The crime for which Wilson was executed was the murder of his wife.  The deed was committeed on the morning of the 10th of May last.  The weapon used was a razor.

Wilson and his wife had not been living amicably together.  He had frequently ? her dreadfully, and for no cause, except that he was intensely jealous of her.  She was, however, known as a pure, good woman, and his jealousy was clearly without reason.

On the day before the murder Wilson and his wife had agreed to separate, she to return with her children to her father, the Rev. Thomas Garrett.

On the morning of the murder Mrs. Wilson was up early, making ready for her departure, and was stooping over cutting out a garment for one of her little ones, her baby sitting on the floor by her.  While she was in this position, and not expecting any harm from her husband, he under pretence of shaving, called for his razor, which was given him by ??, and stepping up behind the unexpecting woman, inflicted a terrible sound on the side of her neck, severing the jugular vein, from which the blood gushed in streams, literally saturating the woman and the baby on the floor.
As son as she was cut the poor woman snatched up her babe and ran trying to escape from the inhuman wretch.  He followed her, caught her and, twisting his hand in her hair, ? her had back, and with one sweep of his razor, nearly severed the head of the unfortunate woman from her body.
Wilson then cut his own throat, but not fatally, and in a few days he was carried to the Anderson jail.
He was tried at the June term of court of Sessions, and though very ?? by Shuman & Dean of Gr?, he was convicted.  The defen? was insanity.

This is the second man that has been executed here within the last four years for killing his wife.


Accidental Death of Samuel Milwee of Anderson District
Source: The Laurensville Herald, Feb. 23, 1822

We regret to announce that Samuel Milwee, esq., one of our old and most respectable citizens, was killed on last Saturday evening, on the Pendleton road, one mile from this town.  The circumstances seem to have been these:  Mr. Milwee was detained in town until sunset; when he left the village for home, he was seen riding at a very brisk gate.  His horse was very wild and fiery, and it is supposed that he was going at full speed, when he came to the bogg at the mile post, and in jumping across it, threw him from his balance.  His foot hung in the stirrup, until his body was dragged some thirty yards.  The ground was very hard and rough, and the violence of the fall, dislocated his neck and fractured the back part of his skull.  He was soon discovered, brought to the village, and every attention paid him, but all was in vain.  He died on Sunday morning, in the 27th year of his age.  Mr. Milwee was an active, enterprising man, well known, and highly esteemed, a warm friend, a fond father and a good neighbor, has thus met with a sudden and violent death. 


Source: Krozer Courur, Feb. 6, 1858

The Anderson Gazette announces the death of Mr. Wm. Hubbard of that district, aged 97 years.  He was an old revoluntionary soldier, distinguished for the active part in the "time that tried men's souls."

-transcribed and contributed by Dena Whitesell


Folks Today Ignorant of Hard Times, Says County Woman, 18 As War Begun

"Aunt Frank" Brown, 92, Has Never Taken "Drop of Doctor's Medicine" by Beth Ann Willes, Anderson (SC) Daily Mail (no date on article)
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from the notes of Frances Tollison Yeargin)

"Aunt Frank" Brown settle back in her rocker by the fire and said, with a shake of her head, "I'll tell you, people nowadays don't know anything about hard times.  They might think they do, maybe, but if they'd lived through some of the days I have - "  she broke off with another shake of her head, and her blue eyes became thoughtful.
Miss Frances Brown, who is more familiarly known as "Aunt Frank," is 92 years young, and certainly the most remarkable person in the Concord section.  Though she has lived for nearly a century, the feebleness of old age has miraculously passed her by.  A blue-eyed, white-haired little woman, Aunt Frank is about five feet, two inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds.  She has never taken a "drop of docotr's medicine" in her life, and only once has a doctor ever come to see her.  That was a year or two ago, when she cut her leg and had to have the gash dressed properly.  She has never known what it is to be on a diet.  As a matter of fact, her appetite is as sharp now as it has ever been, and she eats whenever and whatever she wants to.  If she happens to have a touch of indigestion, she merely takes a "pinch of sody."  Soda is her one and only stand-by.

Not One Meal in Bed

Aunt Frank declares that she has never eaten a meal in bed in her life.  According to her statement, she has always been able to get up - and cook the meal herself, if necessry.  She walkes outdoors on the average of from two to three miles a day.  She has a Jersey cow tht she has milked for 16 years, and when she was 88 and 89 she had her own cotton patch which she herself worked.  No one else was permitted to touch it.  Earch year she picked 1,500 pounds of seed cotton.
In addition, this energetic old lady still cuts out and makes her own dresses with her fingers, declining any help that is offered her.  She also insistes upon helping with the cooking.  Then one of her favorite pastimes is reading.  On a clear day Aunt Frnak can read fine print easily without the aid of glasses, though when it clouds up, she says regretfully, she can't make it out plainly.  It was a cloudy day upon the occasion of our interview and Aunt Frank was disappointed because she couldn't read about the governor's inauguration in the newspaper.  Oh,worse than any depression the present day generation has known. 
Woman and children went out to work in the field.  She and her mother and younger sister did the plowing and hoeing, and when trees were cut down for stove wood, they hauled the wood to the house themselves and cut it up.  Plain, coarse food was the fare upon which people lived then.  In order to obtain salt, which could not be purchased, they shoveled up the dirt from the smoke house floor where the brine from the meat had dripped and boiled the salt out of it.
Fortunately, the Brown home was never raided by the Yankees.  "One day," Aunt Frank related, "we had started out to the field to hoe the corn when we saw a soldier standing in the road nearby.  He called to us to come back, but we were frightened and went on without paying any attention.  But the farther we went the louder he called to us to come back, and we decided we'd better do as he said.  When we reached him we saw that it was only my uncle.  It was a relief because we had thought he was a Yankee.  Yankees rode up into our yard several times, but they never entered the house.  They told us each time not to be frightened.  Once ---it to her, to be sure, but whatever Aunt Frank does, she wants to do it herself.  That's why she's nearly always the first one to reach the mail box and bring in the paper.  There's so many interesting things goin on these days, and 92 year old Aunt Frank is eager to ---.

Tells of Early Days

This remarkable Anderson county women has lived at the old home place beyound Concord church for 60 years or more.  It is now the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Smith with whom she makes her home.  Aunt Frank has an unusually keen memory and enjoys talking about early times when she was young.
"I was born sever miles below Anderson nera Dean's Statin," she said.  "Beofre the Civil War, my father, John M. Brown, was an overseer of slaves fro large slave-owners.  I recall that some of those for whom he worked were Uncle Mose Dean, Dick Baker, Elijah Web, Milford Burriss, and James Daniel.  Elijah Webb and Mildord Burriss owned around 50 or 60 slaves a piece."
Large slave-owners in those days always employed overseers to look after their negro slaves, and their work on the plantation.
"Whenever a negro on the farm wanted to go somewhere off the place, he came to my father and asked him for a pass," Aunt Frank related.  "The slaves' houses were always built in a long row.  Every Monday, my father would measure out three pounds of meat, six pounds of flour, a quart of molasses and a peck of meal to each head.  That was the supply of food furneshed each slave, both chilren and adults."
The first school which Aunt Frank attended was at old Fellowship church, later changted to Union, at Generostee.  Her first teacher, she recalls, was Alec McKinney.  Where the present Union Baptist church stands today there was also once an old field school which she attended as a child.  It was taught by Hose Hayes.  The old lady tells of the rude building, the slab benches, the shuttered windows, and doorless entrance that was the school which she remembers.

18 When War Began

She was 18 years old when the Civil War began.  John Brown and his wife and three children were still living near Dean's Station, where Brown was overseer on the plantation of Jack Jones.
"I remember that it was on a Saturday when the Fourth regiment received its orders," Aunt Frank said.  "Charlie Mattison was colonel and Tom Dean captain of the company in which all the men in that section were enlisted.  My father marched off to war with the rest of them.  My brother, Rev. William Brown, was a cripple, however, and remained at home with mother, my sister and me."
Civil War days, she states, were --- by the Confederates and at other times they came and -- the barns for a man who run away.  When the Yankee raiding this section, we heard they went into one house -- away and, ripping open a -- bed, scattered the feathers -- down the road.

Woven Much Cloth

Aunt Frank has woven thousands of yards of cloth -- lifetime.  The oldtime method making clothes is one of her favorite topics of conversation.  "I never went to town -- was a girl," she told us. -- thing that we wore was made at home then.  The women wo-- dressess and stockings -- bonnets, and we -- as proud of our new bonnets -- if they had been bought at -- of these fine stores of today.  -- thing was done by hand.  A -- the neighbors would come we would go over to a neighbors house and all the woemn would sit around the fire and talk -- they picked the seed out -- cotton by the light of tallo--dies.  During the war when -- low was scarce, candles were -- by drawing strings through wax. Pine knots were frequently used, too."
The next day the cotton carded and spun.  Aunt Frank - lots of fancy weaving," she ex--.  "It took four treadles for -- see.  We dyed cloth by boiling thread with different bar--, red oak, maple brk, and --.  But for indigo blue -- dy pot.  It was lots of -- but the cloth was pretty -- wore white stocking, not --- to dy them, but I always -- them dark.  Our shoes were -- out of red leather tanned--.  My brother made shoes for our family.  W-- them with cotton cloth, -- facing around the top and -- them with copras and milk.
After the war, John Br-- warden at the county -- three years.  He then -- the farm in the Concord and mvoed his family -- has been Aunt Frank's home since.  This old lady loved simple life, and although no objection to the hurry -- life, she prefers to live at home, busying herself with around the house and y-- bed by seven o'clock, up morning at six or six-thirty a day that is fully occup-- such a manner does Aunt -- Brown, alert and active at -- her days at the old home -- at Concord.



Annette Rouda

Miss Rouda Is Killed in Accident

(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

Miss Annette Rouda, sixteen-year-old student of the tenth grade at Girls High School, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon when she was struck by an empty car which had been struck by a truck. The accident occurred shortly after 3 o'clock, on South Boulevard in front of the Swain Gilmer home, about 200 yards outside of the city limits.
Miss Rouda, who worked in the afternoons at the Strand theater, was standing at a bus stop, awaiting the city bus. An unoccupied car belonging to Julia Maynard Simpson was parked within a few feet of her. A truck belonging to the Hercules Powder Company, and driven by Thaddeus Lee Culbertson, of College Park, Ga. coming into Anderson, struck the rear of the car, hurling it against the girl. She suffered multiple injuries, including a crushed skull.
C. T. Byers, of Atlanta, relief driver on the truck, was the first person to reach the girl. He immediately saw that she was dead and called to an occupant of a near-by house to bring something with which to cover the body. A short time later the body was removed to a funeral home.
Culbertson, the driver of the truck, was so unnerved by the tragedy that he had to be placed under a doctor's care and given a sedative. He said that the packed car rolled backwards into the street, and that another car traveling in the direction of Greenville was approaching. He did not see the girl, who was hidden from his view by the empty car. To avoid a head-on collision with the second car, he said, he slammed on the brakes and turned the cab toward the empty car.
Lieutenant H. C. Belk, of the State Highway Patrol, who conducted the investigation, said that the parked car was in gear and the emergency brakes on when he examined it.
However, it was pointed out that some person arriving on the scene of the wreck may have applied these  precautions to prevent the car from roiling. Byers, the relief driver, related that the truck was returning to Atlanta after having delivered a load of powder to a warehouse in Greenville. He said that he saw the empty car rolling backwards onto the highway, and saw another car approaching only a few yeards away. On the left side of the road, close by, was a parked ice truck, he said.
Byers said that he did not see the girl. "The collision whirled the car around, and the truck went into the ditch," he said, "Culbertson sat there at the steering wheel like he was stunned and I jumped, out of the cab and looked back down the highway. On one side I saw the body of a girl. Her feet were on the shoulder of the road and her head in the ditch. I saw right off that she was dead, so I called to a lady at a house nearby to bring something to cover her up with"
Miss Rouda was a lifelong resident of Anderson, the daughter of Mrs. Ada Wooten Rouda and the late Charlie C. Rouda. The family lives at 408 South Boulevard. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, William Rouda, with the Navy in the Pacific, and Herbert Rouda, with the Army in England; and one sister, Mrs. Fred Richardson, of Anderson. She also leaves her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wooten, of Franklin, N. C.
Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. F. C. McConnell assisted by the Rev. C. L. Harris, at an hour to be announced later by the McDougald - Johnston Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will include Jimmy Hyder, Marlon. Lee Hayes, Billy Bolt, Herbert Dickerson, Z. W. Dickerson, and Herbert Growther. The honorary escort will be composed of members of the tenth grade at Girls High School. Until further announcement the body will lie in state at the funeral home. An inquest into the death will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the City Hall, according to Coroner Olin Burton. Culbertson was detained pending the investigation.

WOMAN NEAR DEATH IN CRASH OF CAR AND BUS
Cecil Doss Killed In DeKalb County Highway Accident

Mrs. Lillie Mae Dalton, of near Lawrenceville, remained in a critical condition Saturday night in Emory Hospital from injuries received in an automobile bus collision in which her companion was killed. The accident occurred early Saturday when Mrs. Dalton, who was driving, attempted to pass another automobile and ran head on into the bus, DeKalb County police reported. Cecil Doss, 23, of Gloster, who was riding in the car, died instantly. The body was taken to Gloster Saturday afternoon for funeral plans. Relatives said Mr. Doss rode to Atlanta every morning with Mrs. Dalton. Both were employes of Sear, Roebuck & Co. Mr. Doss is survived by his wife; a son, J. W. Doss; five brothers, A. H., J. E., B. H.. W. E. and F. K. Doss, and four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Jackson, Mrs C. C. Dutton, Mrs. Sam Dutton and Miss Ruby Doss. Turner's will announce plans. (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)


Independent Anderson, S.C., Wed., Oct. 30, 1963
CARD OF THANKS
The Family of RANDY SOSBEE wishes to thank the
 many friends and relatives for their many-kind expressions of sympathy during our
 recent bereavement. We especially wish to thank the staff of the Anderson
Independent. May God Bless Each of You.
Family,Mr. and Mrs. Jay C. Sosbee,Seneca, S. C.
Independent Anderson, S.C., Wed., Oct. 30, 1963
RECENT DEATHS
In South Carolina
Steven W. Bryan, Columbia.
E.  S.  Pearce, Manchester N. H.
C. F. Fallaw, Monetta.
M. A. Smith, Maryville.
Miss Ola  Mae Duke, Manning.
Mrs. B. C. Atkinson, Lynchburg.
J. P. Gossett, Laurens.
Mrs. C. A. Manship, Conway
Mrs. Virginia Harris, Gaffney.
Mrs. Bessie Tisdale, Gaffney
D. A. Wiggins, Effingham.
Miss Rebecca Dennis, Bishopville.
Mrs. W. D. Lynch, Coward.
Mrs. Clara Wray, Rock Hill
B. F. McGilvray, Bennettsville.
Joe Lee Towery, Sumter.
Mrs. Rachel Little, Columbia.


NEW COUNTY PASTOR, FAMILY—Here is the Rev. Gary T. Forrester, new pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church in Anderson County, with his wife and children,   Joyce   and   Sean (pronounced "Shawn"). (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)


And Sudden Death (picture of the accident under this caption)
Here is what is left of the car in which Julian Ashley, Honea Path policeman, and Miss Inez Cain, 16, met sudden death early Saturday morning when the machine crashed into a construction truck on the Belton highway five miles from Anderson.  Two other persons were in the the machine, but escaped death (story on page six).

Officers Probing Fatal Auto Crash
2 Of County Die When Auto Strikes Truck On Highway

An investigation into a collision in which a Honea Path policeman and a 16 year old girl were killed and a former Honea Path magistrate and the girl's mother were injured was still a progress last night.  The tragedy occurred shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday morning on the Belton highway near Neals Creek Church.  A ford V-8 sedan, which was evidently traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed into a stalled truck on rounding a curve, bringing instantaneous death to Julian Ashley, 35 year old Honea Path policeman, and Inez Cain, 16, of Anderson, and injuring Mrs. Mary Taylor, the girl's mother, and Marvin Sheely, former Honea Path magistrate, now a W.P.A. time keeper.

Investigating officers are inclined to believe Sheely was at the wheel of the car, that the Cain girl was seated beside him, and that Mr. Ashley was in the back seat with Mrs. Taylor.  A long pipe strapped to the side of the truck crashed throught he windshield of the car, tore through the girl's head and then penetrated into the back of the car, knocking Mr. Ashley's brains out.

Persons living nearby were awakened by the noise of the crash and called an ambulance.  The bodies of Mr. Ashley and the Cain girl were taken to the Anderson County Hospital.  In the meantime, however, Mrs. Taylor and Sheeley got out of the car.  Sheeley was found on the roadside some time later by Highway Patrolman L. R. Jackson, according to Coroner Olin Burton.

Later in the day Mrs. Taylor was located at a toureist camp on the new Williamston Highway, just across the Rocky River bridge.  At first she denied all knowledge of the accident, Coroner Burton said, but finally admitted she was in the car.  She said she was drunk, that she didn't know who was driving the car, and that she didn't know how she got back to the tourist camp.  The woman further stated that she didn't know either Mr. Ashley or Mr. Sheeley, but that she and her daughter went to ride with them.  They were picked up at a filling station, she said.

Mrs. Taylor was removed to the Anderson County Hospital later in the day.  She suffered severe cuts and bruises, but her condition was not regarded as serious last night.  Mr. Sheeley is confined to his home in Honea Path.  He told investigating officers that Mr. Ashley was driving the car. The car, a 1940 model was the property of Mr. Ashley.  Along about midnight Friday night, however, Mr. Sheeley was at the wheel, several persons reported to officers.  The two men came to Anderson early Friday night to attend a fish fry at Geddings Lake.  The fry was over about 10 o'clock, according to reports.

The Ashley car was traveling toward Honea Path when the accident occurred.  The truck involved belonged to the Merry Brothers Brick Company of Atlanta.  It broke down and the driver, after leaving a number of flares in the road to warn motorist, left the scene to go to Belton for replacement parts.

The force of the crash threw Miss Cain through the windshield of the car and she landed about ten feet from the car.  The projecting pipe almost decapitated her.  Mr. Ashley also died instantly, his head also crushed by the pipe.

Mr. Ashley, a member of the Honea Path police department for the past six years, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie Gambrell Ashley, and one son, Julian Michael; two brothers, Vernon of Honea Path and Frank Ashley of Abbeville; and three sisters, Mrs. Allie McMahan, and Misses Lois and Claudia Ashley, all of Honea Path.

Funeral services for Mr. Ashley will be held from the Keowee Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Rev. C. V. Martin assisted by Rev. I. M. Bagnal, will officiate and burial will follow in the Keowee cemetery with McDougald-Johnston Funeral Home in charge.

Active pallbearers will be: Cliff and Cowan Hanks, Howard Harold and Brown Ashley and Jodie Ricketts.  The city officials of Honea Path will compose an escort of honor.

Pending the hour of the final rites, the body will lie in state at the family residence on central Avenue, in Honea Path.

Mrs. Cain was born in Anderson County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mason c. Cain.  Her mother remarried several years ago and is now Mrs. Mary Taylor, of Anderson.  The dead girl leaves two half brothers and two half sisters: Thomas and Harold Taylor and Misses Clara and Loueloise Taylor, all of the home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the rocky River Baptist church conducted by the Rev. W. S. Talmadge.  Pallbearers will include George Gordon, Homer Dyer, Thomas Glenn, Bill Bolt, Albert Gerrard and J. T. Roberts.  The McDougald-Bleckley Company is in charge of arrangements.
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source, no date)

Duke Opening Iva Office

Iva - Duke Power company's new branch office will be officially opened here thursday with "open house" beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting throughout the afternoon.  Opening ceremonies, which will include a ribbon-cutting at the door, will be attended by a number of Duke officials from the Charlotte, NC headquarters.  Heading this gorup will be W. B. McGuire, president of the power company.  Mayers Iber J. Jones of Iva and John Manning of Starr will also take part on the program and other officials will be present.  H. G. McMulian is service representative of the branch, which serves the Iva, Starr and Abbeville sections.  Mrs. Barbara stovall is office manager. (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source, no date)

Dave McKee, right, publicity chairman for Belton's United Fund drive, spent 11 hours in jail Monday "all for the cause,"  His "bond" was set at $7,5000, just the amount needed to put Belton over its UF quota.  Early that night the goal was attained and McKee "released" from jail.  Here James Little, left, chairman of the Industrial Division, makes the "release" official as he "bails" McKee out with 100 per cent donation stickers.  Receiving the "loot" is Policeman Broadus Clamp. (Independent Photo by Martha Sheely).
Independent Anderson, S.C., Wed., Oct. 30, 1962
Belton Goes Over The Top[ In UF Drive
By MARTHA SHEELY, Independent Staff Writer

(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)


BELTON — Belton staged unique and successful Unite Fund drive this week, going over its quota with a 101 per cent record The campaign was concluded in this unusual fashion: Early Monday morning while UF Publicity Chairman Dave McKee was going about his duties at the Belton radio station a squad of officers walked in and presented him with a "warrant," charging  him   with "making slanderous remarks about the local police department. McKee was "arrested" during his early morning show and immediately carted off to jail, where he spent 11 hours. "Bond" was set at $7,500—the mount required for this city to go over the top" in its annual United Fund appeal.

CAMPAIGN volunteers led by General  Campaign Chairman Rufus Keys, Jr., set to work to raise the money. Early Monday night McKee was freed and the   "charges"   dropped, the stunt proving quite effective for Belton had reached its quota in grand style. At the final report meeting Tuesday morning in campaign headquarters at the City Hall, Keys was high in his praise of the all-out effort by volunteers. He  especially commended schools and industrial plants for their cooperation and generosity. The schools-phase of the campaign, headed by  Mrs. Sadie Minyard, led all divisions, attaining   185   per   cent. Five schools   contributed  $555. The quota was $300. Geer Elementary contributed 100 per cent; Central   Elementary,   58 per cent; Marshall Elementary. 52 per cent; Belton High, 46 per cent and Geer-Gantt High. 40 per cent. The   Industrial Division, James   Little chairman, reached 110  per  cent  of its quota collecting $11,829.65 of a $10,750 goal. One plant, the Jeffrey Mfg. Co., attained an unbelievable 199 per cent of its quota. Three others went over 100 per cent including: the Beljton Co., 186 per  cent; Blair Mills, 166 per cent; and Rice (Mills, 103 per cent.

VOLUNTEERS assisting the industrial phase were Leo Fisher, Charles Robinson, Jack West, Earl Maxwell, Ralph Broome, Larry Hicks, Charles McKinney, Wyndall Byrd, Bill Thomas, Frank Annese and Stan Wilson. Mitchell Patton, chairman of the  Commercial  One division reported that two workers in his group went over the  100 per cent mark. Ray Mattison, city clerk, who solicited City Hall and  the  business  area went over his quota by 121 per cent. Gaston Poore of Maynard's reported 125 per cent. Other workers in this division were Gene Gregory and Calvin Booth, Patton said. Working in  the Commercial Two Division were: Lewis Haynie, chairman; Dick Gilliard, Charles Davenport  and Max Williams. Commercial Three workers: Harold Sisk, chairman, Marhall Ducworth, Cecil King and Aaron King. Mrs. Connie Jones, campaign secretary, was also thanked for the many hours of tabulating and secretarial work she put in toward the drive's success. For the past several years Belton has been the first city in the two Carolinas to go over the top in its Unived Fund campaign. Hartsville took the honors this year, however.


BELTON POSTMASTER John Boulware (left) presented a certificate and assistant postmaster J. K. Phillips added a plague as Mrs. Mary L. Lowe was honored for 29 years service as a Belton Postal Clerk.  A retirement dinner was held in Anderson.
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)
RURAL CARRIER George singleton (right) received a 20-year safe-driving award from Postmaster boulware at the ceremony. (Independent photos by Edd Coward). (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

BELTON POSTMASTER John Boulware (left) presented a certificate and assistant postmaster J. K. Phillips added a plague as Mrs. Mary L. Lowe was honored for 29 years service as a Belton Postal Clerk.  A retirement dinner was held in Anderson.
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)
RURAL CARRIER George singleton (right) received a 20-year safe-driving award from Postmaster boulware at the ceremony. (Independent photos by Edd Coward). (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

MRS. STONE 95 NOW
Entertains Great Grandchildren - Mrs. J. M. Stone, who was 95 Oct. 13, looks forward to visits from her children and grandchildren.  She is shown with two of her special pals, Darby 3, and Ashley, 2, who have been visiting her from Jacksonville, Fla.  they are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Holmes, Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Stone;s great-grandchildren. (Independent Photo by Mary Lou Culbertson, Greenwood).
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)
Anderson County, SC, Jne 20, 1971
HONEA PATH — It is a happy Father's Day for two-year-old Michele Hall and her father Mike. For the first year of her life Michele's dad was in Vietnam where he received shrapnel wounds of the hand and chest. They are making up for lost time this year and both appear happy about it. Mike is football coach at Honea Path Middle School and is continuing his education at Clemson University this summer. Mrs. Hall is the former Miss Lillian Brock and is employed at Capital Bank and Trust in Honea Path. (Independent Photo by Louise Ervin)
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

Picture Of The Week - Storybook Time
It's storybook time for 'Little Donna Jean Kelly, The Daily Mail Baby of the Year, so she confiscated one of her older brother Don's books and had a reading lesson. Donna Jean, now ten months old, has reached that stage, in every infant's life where she realizes just what an important person she is around the house and capitalizes on that realization.  Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Kelly, and six-" year-old brother Don also, admit that she literally "rules the roost".   Donna Jean knows it, too, and likes the idea. She's a regular little busybody now, toddling all over the place "breaking in" her new home on the Clemson Highway. Weighing 22 pounds now, Donna Jean is growing fast. In fact, her mother says, she's growing right out of her clothes. She can walk quite ably now and is learning to talk, although her vocabulary is confined to such words as "Mama". ""Daddy", "doggie", "bye bye", and a few others.  (Daily Mail Photo)
The Anderson (SC) Daily Mail, 1899-Fifty Years of Progress-1949
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MARINE CAPT. RICHARD McCutchen and his father, retired Navy Capt. John C. McCutchen, hold a check for $64,000. which the young officer won by answering a complicated question about a state dinner at Buckingham Palace. The Marine was the first person ever to try for the jackpot on "The $64,000 Question", CBS and WAIM-TV show, seen by many Anderson resident. See story on Page 12.
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Home of B.P.O.E. 1206 - One of Nation's Prettiest

Anderson Lodge No. 1206. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has played an important part in the business and social life of Anderson since its foundation back in 1910. Organized by a group of prominent Andersonians in the law office of A. H. Dagnall, the lodge sought and finally located quarters in the Pepper building on West Whitner Street where it remained until 1914, when a lot was purchased and club rooms  erected on the corner of North McDufffe Street and Sharpe Street. This three story building was used as a home until 1944 when the present home was bought from Dr. W. B.
McWhorter. After extensive remodeling it was occupied by  Anderson Lodge on the 1st of May 1945. This is one of the finest Elks homes in South Carolina.

The present Exalted Ruler is E. H Webb who was elected for the 1949-1950 lodge year. The post of exalted ruler has been filled by
many well known Andersonians in the past, and  a list of them is interesting.  The first to  serve as is fitting, was A. H. Dagnall who
served two terms.  Others who served through  the years were: H. A. Orr, J. Tom Bolt, Ralph  J. Ramer, Clyde F. Ross, T. Paul Dickson, Sam  M. Wolfe, T. S. Maxwell, Joe W. Norris, W. E.  Atkinson, S. H. Lander, R. E. Cochran, Dr. C.  S. Breedin, E. C. McCants, J. C. Jones, N. R.  Fleishman, A. F. Barton, J. C. Watkins, C. H.  Strickland, J. Alex Neely, Jr., C. F. Dunham,  W. F. Kramer, R. E. Ligon, R. C. Aiken, S. F.  Jones, J. R. Abney, Sr., M. S. Bell.

Anderson lodge has always set aside at least 10% of the income derived from all sources for charitable purposes.  The charity and welfare committee under the able chairmanship of N. R. Fleishman does charity work the entire year, furnishing food, clothing and medical attention to needy and deserving person.  The work is thoroughly organized and is conducted on a systematice and efficient basis. (the remaining article is unreadable).
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The Independent Anderson, SC, Mar 26, 1950
Spring at Honea Path - Miss Sylvia campbell, 11th grader at Honea Path, poses pretitly among peach blossoms in the Paul Ashley orchard.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Campbell of Honea Path. (Independent photo by Pete Dugan).
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BELTON — Eighty-five year old Mrs. W. H. Cobb, Sr. gave a birthday party for her good friend Mrs. Marie Ballentine, on her 92nd birthday. Fourteen of Mrs. Ballentine's friends (most of them 70 and over) were invited to the dining room where they enjoyed homemade peach ice cream and cake. They returned to the living room to chat. Those attending the party at the Cobb home on Carroll Lane were left to right: Mrs. Mamie Hopper, Mrs. W. H. Cobb, Sr., Mrs. Marie Ballentine (the guest of honor) Mrs. Clyde Murdock, Mrs. Maggie McCuen, Mrs. Clarence Clinkscales, Mrs. Rufus Keys, Mrs. Mozelle Rice, Mrs. Fred Greer and Mrs. C. H. Moss. Not in photo were: Mrs. Ralph McMahan, Mrs. J. K. Phillips, Sr., Mrs. W. L. McIlvain and J. H. Brazeale (Independent Photo by Louise Ervin) (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source, no date)


Beauties Help Greet Yuletide
Thursday, December 8, 1960

Belton-Helping Belton greet the yuletide season Wednesday were three beauty queens aboard a float in the Christmas parade, viewed by about 15,000.  The queens, seen by a part of the crowd as they round the square are (from left) Mary Lou Cunningham, Miss Merry Christmas; Sandra Daniel and Patsy Jordan. (Photo for The Greenville News by Pete Dugan, Honea Path).
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Georgia Univ. Honors Charlie Martin
Belton Student Is Editor, Radio Announcer

Belton Youth To Edit U. Ga. Campus Paper

Special To The Independent ATHENS, Ga., June 2—Charles W, Martin, son of Mrs. Bessie W. Martnr of Belton. has been elected editor of the campus newspaper at the University of Georgia for the coming fall quarter.

Martin was named by a student-faculty electoral board after holding every other minor position on the national prize-winning weekly. The yourthful editor began his newspaper career as a correspondant of the Anderson Independent, went back into newspaper work as a staff writer for the Anderson Dally Mail before entering the University o£ Georgia School of Journalism. In addition to his newspaper work. Martin has distinguished himself in other fields at the University. He is a member of Demostenian Literary Society, the oldest debating society in the south, Blue Key national service fraternity, and Sigma Delta Chi, national professional journalism fraternity. 

HE IS ALSO holding down a job as staff announcer on a local radio station and is emcee of the Platter Party, one of Athens' more popular disc shows. In his earlier days at the University, Martin originated "The Red and Black On The Air," the first regularly scheduled campus newscast in the south. The Red and Black, which Martin has been named to edit, is one of four college newspapers in the country to be awarded an All-American Honor Rating by the national inter-collegiate press association. Modest and soft-spoken, Martin worked himself up to the editor's chair in one of the most competetive extra curricular activities at the University. He has consecutively held the positions of Photographer, reporter, assistant news editor, news editor and managing editor.

THE 23-YEAR- old Belton man is a senior in the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and expects to graduate in December.
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The Anderson Intelligencer, August 14, 1860
Arrival at the Hotels
For week ending Aug. 11, 1860
At The Benson House, by C. C. Langston
E. R. Patterson, W. S. Shackleford, T. A. Jeffers, S. J. McFall, Mrs. G. C. Wharton, two daughters and son, W. B. Carson, John Munre, T. A. Johnson, J. C. Barton, Chars. G. Wyanne, Charleston; Col. Thomas Parks, A. M. Holland, Col. Jas. Long, Milford Burris, John McPhail, Col. C. S. Mattison, E. Herring, Wm. Orr, Anderson District; B. F. Sloan, F. W. Kilpatrick, J. L. Shanklin, Jos. B. McGee, Pendleton; Geo. Round, J. W. Cochran, Samuel Weber, Cokesbury; Mrs. S. F. Dubose, Miss DuBose, Fairfield; Thos. J. Warren, Camden; A. F. Holmes, Miss; J. A. Gaines, Florida; John McFall, M. G. Berry, H. O. Herrick, Williamston; John Dunbar, Griffin, Geor; E. Moore, Abbeville; C. H. Cobb, Cuthbert, Gero; A. P. Cobb, Athens, Geo; E. E. Raworth, Columbia; W. H. Harper and daughter, W. R. Edwards, J. T. McCarthy, Elberton, Geo; C. H. Phinizy, Augusta, Geo; Thos. W. Dorr, North Santee; Rev. H. A. Duncan, Aiken, SC

List of Consignees at Anderson Depot
For the week ending August 11, 1860
J B E Sloan, S E Maxwell, J A McFall, W Payne, J J Lewis, J O Lewis, A M Holland, J J Wilson, J L Orr, J G McCurray, Sloan, Sullivan & Co. Sloan & Towers, T B Benson & Co. H L Jeffers, J M Hencken, B L Roberts, J E Adger, S Brown, E C Shubrick, L T A & Co. B. Skelton, T R Patterson, J C Whitfield, B F Sloan, England & Bewley, Johnsonb & McW, E Wilson, H A H Gibson, J B Sitton, C E Thompson, W S Sharpe, W H D Gaillard, J B Adger, Moores & Major, E E Alexander, Bleckley & Craytons, J S Lorton & Co, W S L & G F Williams, W VanWyck, Leavell & White, D Bieman, E W Brown, Smith & Hovey, Mabry & Sloan, Miss E A Hare, D White, A O Norris, N K Sullivan, J C Cherry, C C Langston, Benson & J, A B Bowden, M C Hunnicutt, J F H Anderson, J M Qartlow, J Bowen & Co, E Webb, R A Thompson, T P Benson, Pagett & Smith, J D Ashmore, D Renno, R A Maxwell, M R Tun;no, H W Pieper, D S Stribling & Son, L A Osborne, E P Campbell, J W Clark, J J Norton....O. H. P. Fant, Agent.

The Anderson Intelligencer, August 21, 1860
Arrival at the Hotels
For week ending Aug. 18, 1860
At The Benson House, by C. C. Langston
JA Black, Columbia; Dr WE Black, Laurens; Maj E Seibels, Edgefield; HJ Smith, John C Griffin, Williamston; John Cobb, Virginia; Rev. PD Gwin, Maj SD Boodlett, Greenville; JD Daly, A King, Abbeville; EN Brodie and Lady, AW Dufliets, Dr. RW Frost, WS Smith, Charleston; JW Daniel, Laurens; AC Clark and lady, and two daughters, Florida; John Cummingham, CE Earle, Savannah River; Hiram Cooley, DR H Bruce, John McPhail, D Wells, E Herring, Anderson District; NK Sullivan, Col Hayne, JB Sitton, Pendleton; RH Lewry, Walhalla; Dr BA Henry, Elberton, Geo; CH Cobb, Cuthbert, Geo; WF Nigels, Darlington, SC
At The Anderson Hotel, S. H. Langston
AJ Canthen, SC; M Johnson, Hart Co, Geo; B Bollman, Charleston; FE Martin, Hartwell, Geo; G Guyton, JW Guyton, HS Hammond, F Clinkscale, T Magill, JW Jones, Anderson; Esq Moore, Townsville; CH Gordon, Elberton, Geo; JP Huckabee and BA Davis, Lowndesville.

List of Consignees at Anderson Depot
For the week ending, August 18, 1860
JBE Sloan & Co., TB Benson & Co. AC Campbell, W Adger, Thos A Sherard, JE Adger, GW Hammond, Benson & J, JB Sitton, HW Kuhtman, JC Eaton & Co, BF Sloan, JW Cobb, AO Norris, Stephens & Co, MR Tunno, AM Holland, JS Lorton & Co., D Bieman, Jas Buchanan, Smith & Hovey, JE Hagood, JB Adger, Rev. AA Morse, SE Maxwell, AS Stephens & Co, WR Jones, CL Gaillard, Jones & S., Evins & R. LA Osborne, HW Pieper, HA Wiley, HL Jeffers, JJ Lewis, Jno Millwee, Wilhite & H, JA Alcheck, A Fisher, S Brown, England & Bewley, FA Miles, Bleckley & Craytons, JM Partlew, BC Skelton, HN White, George Roof, JD Ashmore, Wm Van Wyek, EW Brown, Featherson & Hoyt, JL Orr...O. H. P. Fant, Agent.

The Anderson Intelligencer, August 28, 1860
Arrival at the Hotels
For week ending Aug. 25, 1860
At The Benson House, by C. C. Langston
D Renno, AW Ross, W Van Wyck, JB McGee, G Van Wyck, John E Lewis, Mr Adger and Misses Adger, Pendleton; JK McNeely, Williamston; P McPhail, BD Dean, Wm Fant, WS Smith, WH McLesky, EW Byrum, BA McAlister, Wm Archer, Anderson District; EA Gregg, Marion; FW Kilpatrick, Pickens.
At The Anderson Hotel, S. H. Langston
Joshua Smith, Rufus Beatty, Samuel B Lewis, JW Jones, Thomas Magill, Anderson; Claudius Beatty, Lowndesville; Rev RP Johns and lady, Charleston; L Gaines, Dr CH Gordon and lady, Elberton, Geo; Wm Millwee, Bailey's Troupe; Edward Symmes, Pendleton; W McBride, Beaufort District; Geo Jamerson, Va.

List of Consignees at Anderson Depot
For the week ending, August 25, 1860
BS Webster, JJ Lewis, W Hampton, R Adger, HW Kuhtmann, England & Bewley, WS & GF Williams, JM Partlow, Jones & Seaborn, JBE Sloan & Co, WH Dendy & Co, S Brown, Jr, WBC, B Rhett, Sloan, Sullivan & Co, A Kraker, BR RR Co, Moores & Major, JA McFall, JW Clark, Bleckley & Craytons, SN Moore, JP Reed, WS Sharpe, NK Sullivan, TG Herbert, JWC, Benson & Justice, R Reddy, HW Pieper, EW Bron, JW Crawford, Sloan & Towers, CS Dorrill, CJ Bourne, Smith & Hovey, JB Sitton, Renno & S, D Biemann, JJ Brown, TB Benson & Co, Robert A Thompson, JT Norris, AH Cornish, DO Ahren, JN Whitner, GH Korber, R Porcher, HE Ravenel, G Seaborn, E Webb, NG Abrams, J Gasaway, W Gwynne, GM Jones, TM White, JL Orr......O. H. P. Fant, Agent.


Newberry Observer, Jan 31, 1889
Accidentally Shot to Death
Belton, Anderson County, SC, Jan 24 - Jim Mattison, a negro boy living about four miles from here, was shot accidentally yesterday and instantly killed.  He was hunting with a small boy, and when attempting to cross a ditch became entangled, and handed the butt-end of the gun to the little boy, and told him to pull him out.  The boy attmepted to do so, and in taking hold of the gun caught  the trigger.  It is supposed the gun was cocked.  The contents were discharged, entering the chest and passing through the heart.

ANDERSON DISTRICT - the man employed and taking the census for Anderson and Pickens Districts furnished the Anderson Gazette with items about the population, details, Laurensville Herald 8/3/1849, page 2; correspondence from Anderson to the Herald of Laurens District telling of the changes already accomplished and what is in the near future. Laurensville Herald 11/16/1849, page 2; some of the wild boys of Anderson District performed some 'tricks' which were not funny at all: building a fence in the road; obstructing the highway with logs; stretching grapevine across the road just high enough to decapitate some lucky night rider. Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3; commissioners of public buildings advertised they were selling the jail lot in March, dividing it into four lots of equal size each sufficiently large for two commodious storerooms. It is located next to the railroad depot. Purchasers of the lots will be required to build with brick at least two stories high with parapet in front and to unite their buildings together so as to make the block conform in its outward front appearance to that on the opposite side of the public square. At the same time the jail itself will be sold and all other buildings on the lot together with the dwelling house standing on the lot recently purchased for a new jail. Laurensville Herald 1/25/1850, page 3; the jail lot was divided into four pieces equally sized (52' x 210'); lot #1 was purchased by Major Clinkscales for $803; McFall & Sherard purchased lot #2 for $705 and lot #3 for $720; F. C. Borstell purchased lot #4 for $905, Laurensville Herald 3/8/1850, page 2; Captain J. P. Benson of Anderson added an extensive wing to the west side of his large hotel. Laurensville Herald 6/14/1850, page 3; a wedding in the town on 7/1/1850 - Alexander Weir married Ms. Sue Benson, Laurensville Herald 7/5/1850, page 3; Jeptha Wilson was the lowest bidder for a new jail construction at $3350; it will be constructed on a lot purchased Southwest of Benson's hotel and formally owned by W. Leverett. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1850, page 2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

ANDERSON DISTRICT - the Village is pleasant and laid-off and built with much neatness and regularity. Within the limits of the Village are situated two excellent Female Schools. For the last two or three years about 200 young ladies from all parts of South Carolina and surrounding states have been in attendance upon the Schools. The Village will soon be accessible by railroad, a rich and abundant backcountry to supply the means of living, a healthy mountainous region with its bracing atmosphere. There is every prospect of continued prosperity. There are three Churches - Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1851, p2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

ANDERSON MALE ACADEMY - under charge of Rev. John M. Carlisle will start classes the second Monday in January - tuition given - names of the Board of Trustees given, Laurensville Herald 11/15/1851, p3; classes will start the second Monday in January 1852. Tuition terms were given in the paper and names of Trustees were given, Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

ANDERSON SCHOOLS - Rev. Ebenezer Pressly, formerly Pres. of Erskine College was the new principal of Anderson Female Institute; Rev. John S. Presley was the new principal of Anderson Male Academy; Mrs. Daniels will teach at Johnson Female Seminary in Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 2/22/1850, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Benson, J. P. was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anderson Male Academy, Laurensville Herald 11/15/1851, p3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Black, John was a Trustee of MOFFATTSVILLE ACADEMY in Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 12/5/1851, p3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Broyles, O. R. was a real estate developer in Pendleton SC and advertised cheap and superior land for sale in Anderson County. Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Creighton, B. of Anderson had his skin rubbed off one arm in a train accident caused by a cow on the tracks. Laurensville Herald 8/29/1851, p2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Daniels, Mrs. will teach at Johnson Female Seminary in Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 2/22/1850, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Humphries, D. Rev. of Anderson his 17-year-old slave was accidentally killed by the discharge of a gun. The slave was blowing into it to see if there were contents and another boy was examining the other parts of the gun and accidentally discharged into the mouth killing him instantly. Laurensville Herald 7/25/1851, p2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Hutchings, Allen charged with the murder of W. N. Tipton of Anderson District South Carolina was arrested on board the steamer Jasper on her arrival from Florida. Hutchings was 20 years old, 6 feet tall, light hair, blue eyes, stoop shouldered, converses freely and is quite good-looking. This is the second time he has fled from justice in Carolina. He had stolen a slave in Darien belonging to Mr. Dennis and was bringing him to the Carolina. While on the boat he sold the boy to a gentleman by the name of O'Neall of Augusta for $950 - made a Bill of Sale, received the money and Capt. Friedland suspected that all was not right and put O'Neall on his guard. Upon questioning - the colored boy said he had been decoyed away from his master while in the state of intoxication. Hutchings on been accused did not confess but agreed to refund the money. Upon arrival at the wharf the captain sent for an officer. Hastings was arrested under requisition and lodged safely in jail where he will be taken to Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 10/22/1852, p2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Towers, Alexander Mrs. recently died after very short illness in Anderson District, Laurensville Herald 3/29/1850, page 2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.


Hartsville Boy Killed In Wreck
P. J. Flowers, Clemson Cadet Dies In Motorcycle Car Crash At Anderson ANDERSON, June 5—(AP)—P. J Flowers, 20 of Hartsville, a member of the rising senior class at Clemson College, was instantly Killed at 3 30 o'clock this morning when the motorcycle which he was riding crashed into a car driven by Ben Smith, of Belton, four miles from here Flowers, who was accompanied on another motorcycle by L D Lunn, also a Clemson student, was on his way to Clemson where he was to leave today for the R. O. T C camp at Anniston, Ala The youth suffered a fractured skull, a broken leg and other injuries from which he died instantly The motorcycle was hurled about 15 paces up the road by the force of the collision, officers who investigated the tragedy asserted. [JUNE 6, 1936 The Morning News Florence]

Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855-12/23/1859
contributed by Edith Greisser

Acker, M. A. Ms. of Calhoun, Anderson District married Dr. R. S. Cheshire formerly of Laurens on 9/25/1856 officiated by Rev. A. Acker. Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2

Acker, M. A. Ms. of Calhoun, Anderson District married Dr. R. S. Cheshire formerly of Laurens on 9/25/1856 officiated by Rev. A. Acker. Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2

Bell, Joseph a printer left Anderson CH two weeks ago with five dollars which he had borrowed by a friend to pay his fare on the Greenville railroad to Newberry CH on his way to take a job at the Newberry office. We have since been informed he mistook cars and the time of day for starting, taking the evening instead of the morning train and went towards Greenville instead of Newberry. Nothing has since been heard of him and fears are entertained for his safety. We believe he originates from North Carolina and we request our contemporaries of North Carolina to make inquiries of his whereabouts. If they find him please request he send a five dollar bill to some person more deserving of it that he is. He can find plenty of such people in every place he goes to. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1857, p2

Boggs, J. A. of Anderson married Ms. E. P. Stewart of Laurens District on January 22, 1858 officiated by Rev. J. B. Hillhouse. Laurensville Herald 1/29/1858, p2

Bolt, Isabella Ms. married Elias T. Chamblee both of Anderson District on October 14, 1858 officiated by Rev. J. Burris. Laurensville Herald 10/29/1858, p3

Brown, Joseph E. Hon. was recently elected Gov. of Georgia. He was born in Anderson District South Carolina, read Law and was admitted to the Bar in South Carolina several years ago. Two years ago his fellow citizens promoted him to the judgeship of the Blue Ridge circuit. Laurensville Herald 7/3/1857, p3

Burris, T. B. of Anderson CH SC married Ms. Betty G. Johnson second daughter of the late Dr. Mark M. Johnson in Kingston GA on January 11, 1855 officiated by Rev. R. A. Milner. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p2

Cooley, Mary C. Mrs. 32 years old died July 20, 1856 at her home near Rocky Ridge in Anderson District SC. She was survived by a husband and two small sons. In 1842 she joined the Baptist Church at Clear Spring in Greenville District and seven years later when she married and moved to Anderson District she moved Membership to a neighboring Church. She died of bilious pneumonia of 35 days. Laurensville Herald 8/8/1856, p3

Dickson, David severely stabbed John Majors with a knife at Anderson CH on March 10, 1856. Laurensville Herald 3/21/1856, p2

Duckworth, Eugenia Ms. of Anderson District married Dr. T. A. Power formerly of Laurens District on November 23, 1859 officiated by Rev. Walters. Laurensville Herald 12/23/1859, p3

Griffith, P. C. Ms. married David Anderson at the home of the officiating minister Rev. C. B. Stewart on February 5, 1865. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1856, p3

Milwee, Samuel Esq. was fatally injured February 24 1855 on Pendleton Rd. 1 mile from Anderson. He had been detained in Anderson until sunset when he left the Village for home and was seen riding at a very fast gait. His horse was very wild and fiery and it is supposed he was going at full speed when he came to a bog at the mile post and in jumping across sent him off from his balance. Milwee's foot hung in the stirrup until his body was dragged 30 yards. The ground was very hard and rough and the violence of the fall dislocated his neck and fractured the back part of his skull. He was discovered and brought to the Village and every attention was paid him but all in vain. He died on February 25 at age 27 years old. Laurensville Herald 2/23/1855, p2; at the sale of his personal estate in Anderson District 25 slaves of all ages and sizes were sold averaging $595 each. Laurensville Herald 3/30/1855, p2

Norris, A. M. of Anderson of Laurens was a KANSAS EMIGRANT, a member of Gen. A. C. Jones Co. and as such signed a letter sent home to Laurens Newspaper, Laurensville Herald 9/12/1856, p4

Norris, R. E. of Anderson was a KANSAS EMIGRANT, a member of Gen. A. C. Jones Co. and as such signed a letter sent home to Laurens Newspaper, Laurensville Herald 9/12/1856, p4

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January 2, 1916
The State
EVENTS OF THE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY
HONEA PATH
Special to The State.

Honea Path, Jan. 1-On Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Wister A. Harper entertained the members of the Sullivan-Mattison bridal party at an informal reception. Immediately upon arriving at the home a salad course was served, after which the guests were invited into the dining room to find the emblems in the bridal cake. Kirkland Dunlap drew the thimble, Miss Jean Griffin the dime, Miss Nellie  Griffin the penny, After these emblems had been drawn the bride then cut the first slice after which the entire cake was cut and served with coffee.

Among the out of town guests here for the Sullivan-Mattison wedding were Misses Nellie and Jean Griffin, Williamston, Miss Caro  Bradham Manning, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mattison, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sharp, J. A. Brock and Miss Alberta Brock and Mrs. Daisy Wilson, Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wakefield, Piedmont, Mrs. Max B. McGee, and Earin Mctire, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. J. J. McSwain, Greenville, Misses Eva  and Elvira Agnew, Due West Cowan Brock, Piedmont, Mrs. Polk Cox, Belton, Misses Sallie and Katherine McGee, Roy McGee, Columbia, Kirkland Dunlap, Belton, Herbert Dunn, Anderson, and the Rev. Tom Simpson, Winston-Salem, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Mann and Marvin Mann, Jr. are here from St. Matthews to spend the holidays with Mr. Mann's mother.

Honea Path has been alive for the past week with the college boys and girls who are here for the Christmas holidays, there being very nearly 50 who are away at various colleges.

Miss Lillian Matltison of Greenwood is the guest of relatives here this week.

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January 2, 1916
The State
EVENTS OF THE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY
WILLIAMSTON
Special to The State

Williamston Jan. 1- Other holiday visitors not mentioned last week who are with home folk for the holidays are Miss Fan Ona Knox from Winthrop, Harold Dean from the College of Charlestown, Miss Mary Herbert Attawny from teaching at Seneca, Misses Kathleen and Corinne and Ruby Anderson from McColl, Dr. James Belk from the Atlanta Dental college, Miss Edith Bigby from Frankville.

Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Anderson of Columbia university, New York, are visiting the Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Anderson.

Mrs. J. W. Crymes has Mr. and Mrs. Clark Wilson of Statesville, N. C., and Mrs. E. Clyde Horton of Abbeville as her guests for several weeks.

James L. Brown of Greenville has been spending several days at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Brown.

Walter Wellborn of Pickens is at the home of his sister Mrs. Jae Bigby.

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January 2, 1916
The State
EVENTS OF THE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY
ANDERSON
Special to The State

Anderson, Jan. 1- Mrs. Meta Trowbridge has returned from Columbia, where she spent the holidays with relatives.

Mrs. Walton of Atlanta is visiting her niece, Mrs. J. J. Fretwell, Jr.

Capt. P. K. McCully, Jr., is spending a few days in New York.

Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Culy have returned from Birmingham, Ala., where they were the guests of P. C. Smith, Jr., for the holidays.

Miss Margaret Ellis of Greenville is visiting Mrs. R. J. Ramer.

Miss Lillian Brock of LaFayette, Ala, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. D. McClean.

Mrs. Frank Reed has gone to Florida to spend several weeks with her mother.

Edmund von Hasseln of Jacksonville, Fla. spent the holidays with his mother on McDuffie street.

 Miss Ellen Wilson of Greenville was the guest of Mrs. C. W. Causey for "Everywoman"

Dr. Forrest D. Suggs has returned from Bacnau, (Bacau) Ga., where he spent the holidays.

Miss Sallie Nello Dugan of Griffin, Ga., is visiting her sister, Mrs. George Evans.

Harry Charlton has gone to Wilmington, N. C. after spending a few days here.

Miss Grace Spencer has returned from a visit to friends in Atlanta, Ga.

Misses Myrtle and Sara McKinney are spending several days in Atlanta visiting friends and relatives.

Courtney Anderson of Columbia university was the guest of Gen c. A. Reed this week.

Miss Genevieve Singleton of Greenwood is visiting Miss Gladys Reese.


Five Anderson Men Killed In Action
ANDERSON - Jan. 18 - The War and Navy departments have released the names of five Anderson county men who have been killed in action, the announcement by grim coincidence coming on the eve of the launching of the Fourth War Loan campaign, a tragic reminder that the war is far from won. The six young men are: Sgt. Shirley M. Brown, Anderson; Sgt. James E. Carithers, Anderson; First Lieut. Thomas W. Crayton, Anderson; Pfc. O. C. Duckworth, Belton, and Sgt. Frank Malone, Honea Path. Three of the soldiers, Lieutenant Crayton, Sergeant Carithers and Sergeant Malone had previously been reported missing in action. In addition to these deaths, the Navy department listed James Fred Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gibson of 16 Lyons Street, Orr Mill, as missing in action in the Pacific war zone. He is a machinist's mate first class and has been in the Navy about a year. (Greenville News, January 19, 1944, Page 10, Column 4, transcribed by Andrew Staton)

The State June 15, 1913.
Anderson-June 14 - Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Lee and children from Charlotte, Mrs. George Edward Shipway from New York, Mrs. Blackman of Lancaster, Miss Mary Hart Law of Spartanburg, Misses Velma and Smith of Easley and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Watkins and children of Augusta were here to attend the Watkins-Lee wedding on Thursday.
Dr. and Mrs. David Ramsey and Misses Mary and Lenora Woodsides and J. Austin Latimer of Greenville attended the wedding of Miss Dean and Mr. Thompson on Wednesday evening.
Congressman James Thomas Heffin of Alabama, who delivered the address before the Fraser academy, was the geust of Dr. W. H. Fraser while here.
Fourteen Anderson girls who were graduates of Wintrhop college this year are at home now. They are: Misses Wilhelmina Fant, Mary Broyles, Rosamond Bardine, Ella May Cummings, Floride Harris, Wallie McCown, Annie Shnirley Claudine Skelton, Lilian Snelgrove, Elizabeth Van Wyck, Ruth Watkins, Ruby Williford and Lilian Shirley.
Miss Leila Russell, rural school inspector of York county, is here to spend the vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Russell.
Elmore Routh of Moody, Texas, has been here visiting relatives for several days. Mr. Routh attended the veterans' reunion in Chattanooga and came to South Carolina to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bell and little daughter of Opelika, Ala., are here visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Britt of McCormick were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Helton Watson, en route to New York, where they will spend their honeymoon.
Dr. R. Lee Sanders and Mrs. Sanders have returned from Nashville, Tenn.
Mrs. Robert Jenkins, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. James J. Baldwin, has returned to her home in Beaufort. She will stop in Charleston en route.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Prather and little son and Mrs. J. C. Coleman of Atlanta are the guests of Mrs. Harriet Sullivan.
Miss Maude Bigham of Chester and Miss Mary Kennedy of Troy are the guests of Miss Jean Harris.
Misses Sarah and Elizabeth Smith and Miss Susie Clark of Atlanta, Miss Caroline Bradley of Jasper, Ala., and Miss Willamette Bradley of Washington, Ga., are the guests of Mrs. Jennie May Fisher.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Fretwell, Jr., are in Nashville, Tn., for a visit of a week or ten days.
Brown Calhoun of Augusta was one of the business visitors here this week.
Miss Risor of Anderson college, who has been visiting friends here ever since the college closed, has returned to her home in Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. Charis T. Gause of Augusta are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Atkinson this week.
F. E. Watkins, Jr., is attending the national T. P. A. convention in Richmond.

Dies For Want of Medical Aid
Anderson - Baxter Hayes, the little boy who was refused medical attention by his parents on the ground that they could cure their son by divine healing, died here. The case has excited great indignation in the city. Hayes is an itenerant preacher. He believes in the doctrine of faith cure. He refused to let a physician attend the suffering boy seeking to save him by means of prayer. The statue law provides no remedy for cases of this kind, but prosecutions will probably follow, as it is believed that the common law provides adequate punishment under the general head of "neglect and illegal treatment." [Edgefield Advertiser, Edgefield, SC. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1906]

The State, 20 Oct. 1907, transcribed by Vicki Bryan ^\& Sue Carptenter.
Anderson, Oct. 19 - On Friday afternoon Miss Mary V. Chapman entertained at the first large card party of the fall season, and the occasion was much enjoyed by the guests present. The parlors were prettily arranged with autumn flowers, great bunches of golden rod adding much to the rich effect. Euchre was played with the usual enthusiasm that characterizes any gathers of Anderson's society set. Score was kept on care souvenirs and at the conclusion of the games an elegant menu was served. Miss Chapman was ably assisted by Miss Annie Chapman and Miss Lila Brownlee.
Miss Eunice Russell prettily entertained a few of her family friends on Saturday evening at cars, complimentary to Miss Nina Hankinson of Beech Island, one of the attractive visitors to the Electric City. During the evening Miss Russell served a tempting menu, completing a very delightful affair of the week.
Miss Susie Johnson of Chester is visiting friends in the city.
Miss Ella Rucker of Middleton, Ga, is visiting relatives here.
Mrs. B. C. Crawford of Pendleton spent several days here this week with her daughter, MRs. Charles Prevost.
Misses Nettie and Cena , Symmes of Greenville have been spending the past week with their sister, Mrs. Charles Gambrill.
Mrs. Kate Maxwell of Greenville is visiting relatives here.
Mr. Harold McFall of Abbeville has been visiting relatives in the city.
Thursday evening about a dozen couples enjoyed a delightful little dance at the armory, the music being furnished by Trowbridge's orchestra.
Mrs. L. R. Watson of Mount Carmel has returned home, after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Breazeale.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lanius have returned from their bridal trip North.
Master Edward Vandiver, the attractive little son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Vandiver, charmingly entertained a few of his wee playmates on Wednesday afternoon at a merry birthday. A happy two hours was spent with games and the serving of a dainty sweet feast.
Little Miss Mabel Dillingham was the young hostess to many of her friends on Friday afternoon at a delightful birthday party. During the afternoon delicious refreshments were served.
Miss Aldrich of Barnwell is visiting Mrs. M. L. Bonham.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Brown have returned from a stay of several months North on account of Mr. Brown's ill health. Mr. Brown is much improved and is being most cordially welcomed home, where both Mr. and Mrs. Brown are particularly popular with a host of friends.
Little Miss Virginia Gilmer has returned from a month's visit to relatives in Charleston.
Mrs. Wilhite of Washington, Ga, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John E. Sadler.
Mrs. B. J. Frazier of Mount Carmel is visiting her daughter, Mrs. T.E. Howard.
There have been several small and informal entertainments during the past few weeks, but as a general rule little of interest is taking place among the society set. The county fair this week has possibly curtailed many of the pleasant events that usually mark the beginning of the fall season in Anderson.
Mrs. W. Avery has returned from spending the summer in Florida with relatives.
Miss Susie Whitfield has been visiting relatives in Starr.

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